How can I check in Windows if application is launched with administrative privileges? I see no corresponding column in Task Manager.


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To check whether processes are running as elevated in Windows 10 do the following:

  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Go to the Details tab
  3. Hover your mouse somewhere in the thin horizontal bar at the top of the Details window pane where the columns are labeled (such as Name, PID, Status, User name, etc..)
  4. Right-click your mouse and choose Select Columns.
  5. In the new window that opens up scroll down towards the bottom and you'll see an unselected check box labeled Elevated. Check that box and click OK to close that window.
  6. Now your Details tab of Task Manager will be showing a new Elevated column. Look for an app that is launched and check to see if it is running with Elevated Privileges. enter image description here

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